Chamberlain College of Nursing’s Atlanta campus has selected the Mary Hall Freedom House (MHFH) as its official charitable organization. MHFH is an Atlanta organization that works to improve the quality of life of women and children by empowering them to break the cycle of addiction, poverty and homelessness. The organization provides housing, medical services, behavioral programs, and career and life skills training.
MHFH was nominated by staff members and chosen through a vote on campus.
“Their values align with Chamberlain’s values,” said Beth Marquez, dean of academic operations at the Atlanta campus. “One of our staff members also has a personal connection, having had a family member who benefited from their services.”
Marquez explained that the exact nature of Chamberlain’s service projects for MHFH are still to be decided, but that they will involve both student government and faculty and staff. MHFH will also provide clinical opportunities for Chamberlain students through the various medical clinics that the organization operates.
Chamberlain’s involvement with MHFH got off to a great start at the faculty holiday party, where the Chamberlain Atlanta team partnered with Cooking for a Cause to prepare meals for residents of MHFH.
The Atlanta team created lasagna to feed more than 700 people, lunch bags for 160 children and bags of food staples to support 16 families. The highlight of the evening was when MHFH founder Lucy Hall spoke before the group and shared her story and the mission of the MHFH.
“The evening was a reflection of not only the teamwork that is needed to accomplish great things, but also of the true essence of the Chamberlain culture,” said Marquez.
For more information on the other service projects at the Atlanta campus, visit chamberlain.edu/Atlanta.